Leader: Ron Altemus
Members: Larry Peed, Donaro Gardner, Barbara Haney
Route: advertised to go down Chapman's Landing, connect with the IHRT at Blair, use Chicamuxen to Smallwood Church, onwards via Mason Springs to a rest stop at Pisgah Store. Return would have been Pisgah Marbury, Chicamuxen, IHRT, and Bumpy Oak. Due to weather concerns, we turned off the IHRT at Hawthorne, rode up to Bumpy Oak, and traversed its length back to the start.
Weather: weak sun at ride start changing over to high overcast, temp range from 39 - 45, winds so light couldn't tell their directionality. No rain or snow!
AMS: mid 13s
Report: three locals wanted some miles so they joined your out-of-state faithful correspondent for a nice brisk ride (by CC standards). We basically rode the entire way together and only stopped briefly twice to decide on our route options. We finished before noon and rain didn't appear until after 1 pm. However, if we had opted for a longer ride, it would have undoubtedly rained on us.